The Ogden Utah Temple is one of a series of detailed pencil drawings and paintings created by the artist Chad S. Hawkins. In 1989, at the age of seventeen, Chad started this unique temple series, becoming the original LDS artist to involve hidden spiritual images in his artwork.
“As with many of my other temple works of art, I based the message of this drawing on President Howard W. Hunter’s counsel, ‘Let us truly be a temple-attending and temple-loving people. We should hasten to the temple as frequently, yet prudently, as our personal circumstances allow. . . . As we attend the temple, we learn more richly and deeply the purpose of life and the significance of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ’ (Ensign, February 1995, p. 5). Instead of hiding an image, I tried to remind the viewer of this work of art of the importance of frequent temple attendance by clearly placing a couple walking towards the doors of the temple.”